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Everyday SuperHeroes acknowledged at special award evening
Those acknowledged included a teacher who created a pop-up school in their garage, and electricity workers who hiked across rivers with gear on their backs to connect the region.
Experts here for conference
Council's Dr Murry Cave was a keynote speaker at this week's Australia New Zealand Geomorphology Group’s (ANZGG) biennial conference.
Tairāwhiti receives $23.6M for Cyclone Gabrielle recovery
“The support from the government could not have come at a better time," - Mayor Rehette Stoltz
Let’s Talk Transport – consultation begins
Council is wanting feedback on what the community’s priorities are for maintaining and improving the region’s transport network.
Waingake back on full production
The Waingake Water Treatment Plant is back to full production pumping the summertime demand of city water from our dams.
A deep dive into Inner Harbour
Divers from Bay of Plenty Regional Council's Biosecurity Team will be conducting invasive species surveillance in the inner harbour this week.
No glitter in Gold Clam arrival
Council and Biosecurity NZ are asking residents to follow Check, Clean and Dry guidelines to stop the spread of the invasive freshwater Gold Clam.
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Bridge jumping dangerous - no longer a rite of passage
Council Harbourmaster Peter Buell says jumping from the city’s bridges is not safe.
Tolaga Bay Wharf update
We’re preparing to reopen Tolaga Bay Wharf to its halfway point by the end of February.
Partnership a win for the wider region
The initiative – a first for provincial Aotearoa – was driven by TEMO group manager Ben Green.
For Tairāwhiti with Love - nominate a Superhero
Mayor Stoltz says the Superhero Awards are part of a broader campaign Council will be running next year called For Tairāwhiti with Love.
Strong and stable leadership selected for Council CE role
Mayor Rehette Stoltz says after an external recruitment programme, and rigorous interview process, the Council has resolved to appoint Nedine Thatcher Swann back in the role.
Protecting vulnerable communities
Come and see what isolated communities will be delivered soon - it's on display again tomorrow from 9am to 1pm at the Rose Gardens beside Council.
Taking students outside to learn is "most important"
"Go for a walk, find stuff and use that as the beginning of all the sort of stuff you can do in schools, the whole curriculum, you name it," - nature expert Ruud Kleinpaste
Warning signs back on beaches
Harbourmaster Peter Buell asks anyone out on the water over the next few weeks to travel at a safe speed and keep a good lookout for floating logs and debris
Turning hui into do-ey
19 communities across the region are about to receive specialist emergency equipment
High chance of surface flooding this weekend
Groundwater levels across the region are very high, meaning there’s a high chance of surface flooding with the heavy rain forecast this weekend.
Festive line up coming to the CBD this holiday season
A Kiwiana Christmas workshop at the HB Williams Memorial Library will be Christmas central for everyone in town.
A year of two halves - Annual Report adopted
The first half focused on planned objectives, while the latter half was significantly affected by multiple severe weather events, including cyclones Hale and Gabrielle.
Turanga Gardens closed until further notice
Heavy rainfall earlier this year caused significant erosion which has impacted the site and brought asbestos-containing material to the surface.
Updated maps for property owners previously classified as Category 2
Any property owner, previously classified as category 2A, is encouraged to review the updated FOSAL maps on this website
Gisborne tops the country for ShakeOut again
This region had the highest participation rate in the country for the third year running.
Statement on behalf of Sarge's owners and Gisborne District Council
Sarge’s owners and Gisborne District Council have settled the matter as between them. Sarge’s owners and whānau acknowledge the outpouring of grief and support from the community but they would like to move on and ask for privacy and community calm. No further comment will be made.
Community asked about Government support package
Have your say on how we pay for the cyclone recovery bill.
Investigation underway into dog pound incident
The regrettable incident when a dog in the pound was mistakenly put down, is now being independently investigated.
$15 million funding to lift flood-affected homes
The announcement has been welcomed by the region’s recovery organisations, that include Te Aitanga a Mahaki, Ngai Tāmanuhiri, Rongowhakaata, Ngāti Porou and Gisborne District Council.
Kiwa Pools opens this weekend
For the opening weekend only, it’s $2 for 2 hours. Sessions start: 8am • 10.30am • 1pm • 3.30pm • 6pm • both days. Pay at the door or book online (only needed for our opening weekend).
Landslide dam along Tauwhareparae Road assessed low-risk
Dr Murry Cave says this type of feature is expected to break down gradually over the next few months.
Government cost-sharing offer agreed to by Council
Council and the Crown have reached an agreement on cyclone recovery cost-sharing arrangements.
Waters of Kiwa Pools will connect us all
Kiwa Pools was given a warm Tairāwhiti welcome with two special ceremonies signifying the official opening of the new complex yesterday.
Everyone gets involved during winter planting of urban streams
Teams have been getting stuck into the mahi over the last few weeks of fine weather with winter planting well underway around the city.
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